Gallery U Boutique is proud to host the second of two exhibitions of work by members of the New Jersey Photography Forum. This second exhibition will highlight the photographic talents of NJPF members. Participating photographers include Carol C. Albers (Long Valley), Dorothy Bellew (South Plainfield),  Andrew Cammarano (Westfield), Marvin Cline (Warren), Ralph Greene (Woodland Park), Thomas G. Hart (Hackensack), Jim Julian (Denville), Parvathi Kumar (Bridgewater), Ed Lara (Westfield), Lane Lewis (Gladstone), Pegg Lyons-Roehm (Warren), John Markanich (West Milford), Charlann Meluso (Berkeley Heights), Nancy Ori (Berkeley Heights), Phyllis Raffelson (Cliffside Park), Lynn Ronan (Midland Park), Caryn Seifer (Morristown), and Heidi Sussman (West Orange).  An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 8, 2015, from 6-8 PM. All are welcome. The exhibition will be on display until June 1, 2015. 

The New Jersey Photography Forum, started in 1995, is a group of professional fine art photography artists. The Forum provides exhibition opportunities and a chance for members to gather and talk about their work. The Forum has grown over the years to become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in New Jersey. 

Since their opening in September 2013, Gallery U Boutique has quickly positioned itself as an arts resource for the Westfield and surrounding communities by holding monthly art exhibits that focus on the talents of local artists, as well as showcasing original unique merchandise created by local artisans.

Gallery U Boutique is an extension of Universal Institute, a rehabilitation facility that services adults with traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The venue serves as a vocational training program whose goal is to introduce people with TBI back into the work force and community. Clients at Universal Institute take part in all aspects of running Gallery U Boutique. Vocational, occupational and cognitive therapies are conducted in the back workrooms. Working at Gallery U Boutique provides an opportunity for adults with TBI to rejoin the workforce, engage with the community, learn new skills, and experience the transformative power of art through exposure to existing art and creation of their own artwork.